Revolution Rose Gold Palette Review + Look

If you read a recent post of mine called my gift swapping with Ellie, then you will have seen that she kindly gifted my the Revolution mini eye shadow palette in Rose Gold. As soon as I opened this gift, I was so excited to try it. I have never experimented with using pink shadows on my eyes very much so this provided me with the perfect excuse too! 

The palette contains 6 matte shades and 2 shimmers, it is quite a small palette but you do get a good amount of each shadow (especially the shimmers), you also get a very good quality mirror which makes it so easy to travel with and it has a gorgeous shade range. 

The palette has a light toned brown shade in the top right corner which makes for a great base to layer the rest of the shadows on to. The light toned pink with purple undertones which is next to it works really well in the crease or over the lid. The dark, plum shade is amazing in the outer corner as it adds a lot of depth and smokes the look out. Below these, the wine / dark purple shade is also fab for the outer corner. The light pink is quite out there so it is something that I struggle more to incorporate more in to looks but as it is so bright, it really adds a pop of colour to any look. Finally, there is a warm toned pink with brown undertones which is also great for all over the lid or for the crease to blend the other shadows together. All of the matte shades are very build-able and each one has different variations of pigmentation, I found that the lighter ones needed more layering. 

As for the shimmers, there is a gorgeous light pink shadow in the top left hand corner which can also be used as a highlighter, when I have used this, I always apply it to my inner corner of on the inner proportion of my eyelid. The other shimmer is a darker toned pink which is also stunning. Both shimmers are very pigmented and surprisingly, have got little fallout. 

Within this post, I though it may also be interesting to show you one of the eye looks that I have created whilst using this palette. I started off with my usual base routine and applied an eye primer before the eye shadow. To start, I applied the shade 3rd from the left in the bottom row all over my lid, I used a few layers so that it stood out and was pigmented. I then used the purple toned shadow just above it and blended this through my crease. I then used the light toned brown and applied it on the inner proportion of my eye lid so that there was a variation of colour. Finally, I mixed the 2 darkest shades and applied them to my outer corner and finished it all off by putting the light pink shimmer in my inner corners! 

Thank you to Ellie for kindly gifting me this palette as you’ve pushed me to experiment more!! I wished that my phone quality could do the shadows as much justice as they looked so much more pigmented in person.

Thank you for reading, I hope that you enjoyed this post as I have loved testing out this eye shadow palette. If you’d like to follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you can find me at @bethxkate

Beth X

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Christmas Day 2018 Makeup Look – Cruelty Free

I always like to pre-plan my hair, makeup and outfit ready for Christmas day as I always seem to be so busy and in a rush to get ready before all of the family come over at lunch time! I love reading posts like these so thought I’d share my own version. This makeup may change on the actual day but it is what I am planning on wearing! It definitely isn’t a look that I would wear everyday as you have to go slightly extra for Christmas:) 

Firstly, to prime my face, I will most likely use the Revolution Pro-Base spray. I love this and use it on an everyday basis after moisturising in the morning. It is very lightweight which I love as some primers can feel very sticky and heavy which you don’t want early in the morning! You simply use a few sprays and then you’re ready to apply your foundation. 

As for foundation, a current favourite combo of mine recently have been the Ordinary High Coverage foundation and the LA Girl PROCoverage foundation. When buying these on BeautyBay, unfortunately they came and were both the complete  wrong shades for me, the Ordinary being too light and LA Girl being too dark, so instead of wasting them, I tried mixing them together and once blended, I love how it looks. It gives a really glowy/dewy, full coverage look, however, as they are both build-able, it doesn’t need to be full coverage. I’m hoping that in the future, I will be able to get the correct shades in these but for now, I’m pleased with the result of them together. 

As for concealer, I will definitely be using my classics. These being the Revolution Conceal and Define in C4 and the Collection Lasting Perfection in fair 1. I use the Collection one under my eyes as this is where I need the most brightness and the Revolution one over spots and around my nose area. These concealers have never failed to impress me and I can see myself using them for such a long time. 

For powder, I have reasonably recently picked up the Collection Primed and Ready setting powder as for ages I used one from Rimmel (who aren’t cruelty free unfortunately). I love this powder as it sets everything so well and doesn’t make you have loads of flashback! 

For bronzer, I am obsessed with the Revolution Ultra Bronze and have been using it to death over the last few months yet it is still completely full. This bronzer is really build-able and I love that it doesn’t go patchy or cakey throughout the day. Its a gorgeous shade for my skin tone and one of my favourite bronzers that I have ever owned.  

As for highlighter/glow, PIXI recently sent me the most gorgeous palette in GildedBare Glow, it contains an array of white, pink and bronze highlights which can also be used as blush or to blend it all together which I’m obsessed with. It has an amazing concept and means you don’t have to spend time applying all individually. I tend to use the lighter end for my highlight and it gives a perfect glow which you can layer to become blinding. Thank you PIXI for sending me this to try out! 

For my eyes, I ALWAYS prime with the MUA Pro-Base that Ellie kindly gifted me last year, this is the best eye primer that I have ever used. Its super cheap and so much better than the high end ones that I have tried, this truly does keep your eye shadow in place for so much longer. 

Then, for eye shadow, I will mainly use the Soph X Revolution palette (the first one). I love this so much that I have already hit pan on a few of the shades. It has such a wide variety of shades which allows you to create many different looks which I love. However, this Christmas I will probably go for a classic brown and orange smoky eye and then to add a bit of sparkle, I will be using my PIXI Sweet Glow and mixing the shades Brilliante and Dulce as this creates a stunning, highly pigmented gold which goes perfect on the inner corners and makes it look like I’ve made a lot more effort! 

As for mascara, I have been loving the Too Faced Better Than Sex mini that Ellie kindly gifted me this year in our blogger swap! I can’t wait until my next pay day so that I can treat myself to the full sized version. Its got a great applicator which allows you to get to all of your lashes! 

For my lips, I will definitely be using the Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lip in Zuma which Ellie also gifted me this year in our blogger swap (she did very well haha). Its a gorgeous, dark toned pink/brown, it applies really well and is super long lasting which I love. 

Finally, to finish everything off.. I set everything with the Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray which sadly, I’m running out of but will definitely be getting another one when I can. Couldn’t recommend this product more, it makes so much of a difference and makes everything last so much longer. 

I’m so pleased that I have finally found loads of products that I love which are all cruelty free, I’m aware that a lot of the products are Revolution but they never let me down and they seem to always work well for me. I recommend all of the products mentioned so much as they work so well for me so hope they do for you aswell! 

Thank you so much for reading, I hope that you enjoyed. If you’d like to follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you can follow me at @bethxkate

Beth X

Personalised Christmas Gift Guide 2018

At Christmas, I love giving gifts which are personal as I think it really shows a lot about your friendship or relationship to the person and is more meaningful. However, these types of gifts aren’t always cheap and can be hard to think of so I thought I’d share a few in this post. 

The first personal idea that I have, are prints which you can order online which display names, images or quotes about the person/people involved. There are some lovely family ones which display wellington boots or cartoon people which relate to the people involved. I also love the ones which display a family or friendship group made out of little pebbles as they are a lovely touch to a room and look very expensive. To pair with a print, you can buy a nice frame to display it in and then it is a perfect present which so many people would love to receive! 

My next personal gift idea is buying a small scrapbook and filling it with images, a lot of places (Amazon, Ebay, craft shops, local supermarkets) sell plain scrapbooks which allow you to write anything on the cover and fill it how you please. Photos can be very cheap and easy to print off by ordering them online or printing in places such as Asda or Boots. I think these are a great idea for family or friends and it is something that they can keep forever and if you don’t fill it completely, then this gives them room to be able to add in more memories and photos later on. 

Another personal gift idea is a photo book, this is very similar to the idea above but saves a lot of time as it can all be done through the internet and you do not need to stick all of the images in yourself or do the writing elements. Sometimes these can be quite expensive, depending on where you get them from. There is an amazing app called ‘Free Prints Photo Books’ where each month, you get a free photo book and all you have to do it pay the postage. i have used this app many times and have always been pleased with the results. 

Etsy is an amazing website if you are looking for personalised gifts, for my friends birthday, I was struggling on what to buy her so was always scrolling through Etsy looking for ideas, I know that she loves tea so managed to find a ‘tea box’ which you could personalise to say their name. It arrived and was really good quality and a fab gift, as a tea lover myself, I know that I would’ve loved to receive this. You can find this product here, however I think they have fully sold out now but know there are many similar ones on Etsy and you can also personalise them to not say ‘tea’ so could also be great for jewellery/coffee/makeup etc. 

Another amazing gift idea that I found on Etsy, was a personalised water bottle/flask. These come in so handy over the winter/colder months (or always in the UK) and they look so similar to the Chilly’s ones which are quite expensive, I know that I would love to receive this as I hate using water bottles all the time as they are bad for the environment. This would be perfect for both men and women and any age! 

Another gorgeous idea are these customised name bar bracelets on Etsy. These look so expensive for only being £8 and you can also find them many other places. You can’t really go wrong with jewellery at Christmas, especially something personalised like this! 

NotOnTheHighStreet also have some great personalised gifts, these are usually on the higher priced side which is why I tend to shop more on Etsy but whenever I have bought from them, the quality has been outstanding. This personalised wine/gin glass is a fab idea as who wouldn’t want their own wine/gin glass with their name on? They also do some gorgeous journals, diaries, Christmas decorations, prints, pens, pencils… the list is endless so definitely go and check out their site. 

I really hope that this post was useful! There will hopefully be more gift guides to come on my blog over the month of December so keep an eye out for them! 

Thank you so much for reading! If you’d like to follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you can find me at @bethxkate

Beth X

Pumpkin Inspired Makeup Look – Collab with TheDiaryofEllie

As Halloween is quickly approaching, me and Ellie from TheDiaryofEllie decided to collaborate on a post where we each do a Halloween inspired makeup look. For my look I went with a pumpkin theme as I own a lot of orange eye shadows but don’t use them as much as I would like to. Remember to check out Ellie’s version of this post also by clicking here, her blog is amazing and I can’t wait to see the look that she comes up with.

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Review: PIXI MatteLast Liquid Lip

If you follow me on any of my social medias then you may have seen that I am lucky enough to receive quite a few PR packages from PIXI and I recently got sent a gorgeous package full of their new MatteLast Liquid Lips and 4 colours in little pots for me to be able to mix my own shade!! In this post, I will be reviewing the new liquid lips as I was so excited to try them out and tell you guys what I think.

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Mini Beauty Bay Haul + Review

I recently did an order from Beauty Bay as I wanted to try out a new foundation and thought I would treat myself! I love Beauty Bay so much as the delivery is always amazing and so fast, they also have sooo many choices to pick from and a lot of the times have really good sales.

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Review: PIXI Eyeshadow + Glow

I was recently sent the biggest PR parcel that I have ever received in my 3 years of blogging which was from PIXI! They sent their collaborations with Weylie Hoang, Dulcee Candy and Chloe Morello which I am so grateful for and the PR team were so lovely so thank you so much to PIXI. Since receiving them, I have already gotten so much use out of the Let’s Talk Eyes and the Sweet Glow palettes so thought I’d share my opinions on them in this post.

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The Best Cruelty Free Makeup Brands

As you may have seen a while ago, I did a post on my reasoning for going cruelty free which you can find here, ever since this post I have kept to my word and have discovered so many products that I love which don’t test on animals and decided to share with you a few brands that I have been loving!

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Review : Soph X Revolution Lipsticks

When I saw that Soph from SophDoesNails on YouTube was bringing out lipsticks with Revolution, I was so excited! You may have seen in my blogger box swap with Ellie that she kindly gifted me the eye shadow palette as I had wanted it for ages and use it almost every time I wear makeup and if you’ve read my previous posts you will know I’m obsessed with their lipstick in ‘Chauffeur’ so could’t wait to get my hands on these.

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Q&A : blogger drama, meeting bloggers and dream jobs

As I’ve never done one of these posts before I decided that now it was about time! I tweeted out on my Twitter asking for some questions so I have picked my favourites to answer in this post. Thank you to everyone that sent in a question!

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